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Qasem Soleimani: An Untouchable International Target

By Marianna Maddock This new decade has already started on very unstable grounds, especially since the recent US drone attack which killed Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, and Iraqi militia leader, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. These were blatant acts of war. Soleimani has been on the radar for several years. He was in fact a clearContinue reading “Qasem Soleimani: An Untouchable International Target”

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INDIA: The Complicated Relationship Between Hindu and Muslims

By Francesca Mele What India experienced the last months of 2019 has the appearance of a threat for one of the biggest democracies in the world. In August, Assam, a state in northeast India, was the first Indian state to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) with a list that failed to include 1.9Continue reading “INDIA: The Complicated Relationship Between Hindu and Muslims”

Trump On The Ropes: Impeachment or Lies?

By Lucìa Ballester Bellver “Today is going to be a lot of things. […] What it is not is fair. What it is not is about the truth.” On December 18th 2019, these words were pronounced, clear and concise, by Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, after theContinue reading “Trump On The Ropes: Impeachment or Lies?”

XXI Century: The Reinassance of Anti-Semitism

By Marianna Maddock In the past few weeks, there has been a strong wave of anti-Semitic acts of violence in the United States, which peaked with an attack on a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York. Unfortunately, Europe is no stranger to these assaults. On the contrary, both in Europe andContinue reading “XXI Century: The Reinassance of Anti-Semitism”

SPAIN: The First Coalition Government of the Spanish Modern Democracy

By Beatriz Lasheras Mas Clique aquí para leer el artículo en Español. The beginning of the decade has brought a new Government in Spain: the first coalition Government of modern Spanish democracy. On January 8, the Socialist Pedro Sánchez was approved as prime minister by the Spanish Parliament with 167 votes in favour, 165 against andContinue reading “SPAIN: The First Coalition Government of the Spanish Modern Democracy”

The Soleimani Case: a Geopolitical Analysis

by Aurora Ceccotti The murder of Soleimani and its possible consequences led to a general fear of a third world war. Memes about young people getting ready to join the army have proliferated around the web. This is however unlikely to happen. As far as concerns the involvement of NATO countries, Article 5 does notContinue reading “The Soleimani Case: a Geopolitical Analysis”

CHINA: Uyghurs, a Forgotten Ethnic Group?

By Francesca Mele Xinjiang, the region in the far northwest of China, is well-known to be home for various ethnic groups  as, just to name a few, Han, Kazakhs, Tibetans, Kyrgyz. It is an autonomous region of China where also an ethnic group called Uyghurs reside. Muslims and Turkish speakers, Uyghurs are supposed to beContinue reading “CHINA: Uyghurs, a Forgotten Ethnic Group?”

IRAQ: Soleimani, the Casus Belli

by Sonia Harim Trump proudly announced the death of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in an airstrike in Iraq on Friday 3rd January 2020. The general had been internationally sanctioned – and considered a terrorist by the US – for providing material support and weapons to Bashar Al –Continue reading “IRAQ: Soleimani, the Casus Belli”

LIBYA: a Story of Never Ending Conflict

By Sonia Harim Libya has been the core of turmoil ever since Muammar Gaddafi was killed by rebels in 2011, and when everyone hoped that the situation would get better it actually got worse. More than half a year ago, General Khalifa Haftar launched an attack on Tripoli in the attempt of unseating Fayez Al-Sarraj,Continue reading “LIBYA: a Story of Never Ending Conflict”

EU 2020: The Future of Europe

By Beatriz Lasheras Mas Clique aquì para leer el artìculo en Español. The new decade will be crucial for the future of the European Union. In an era of political disenchantment, where Europeanist feeling had been replaced by nationalist positions, the foundations of the unity are wobbling. There are many open challenges that Europe willContinue reading “EU 2020: The Future of Europe”